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Thousands of UK families face winter of poverty

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Thousands of British families will be dependent on handouts and charity this Christmas as rates of poverty in the UK continue to soar. At a time when real wages remain stagnant for most of the UK’s lowest paid, it is estimated more than 2,000 working families will find themselves in need of assistance from voluntary organizations for food and other necessities. According to a feature report published... 

Hunger in UK at alarming levels: Top priest

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The head of the Church of England has expressed shock over the scale of hunger in the UK, calling for reforms aimed at providing support for the have-nots. Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he was more appalled by the plight of poor British families relying on food charity than starvation in Africa because the phenomenon is unexpected. Welby warned that hunger... 

Hunger in Britain more shocking than in Africa

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A British pastor has called for more government action against the UK’s hunger crisis. Stephen Sizer, pastor of the Christ Church of England, has told Press TV’s UK Desk that “the government needs to do more, but I suggest that needs to be done at the local level, where people live by those who have responsibility for them, local government, local council.” Sizer also pointed to the underlying... 

EU will have to transport Russian gas from Turkey on its own

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With the end of the South Stream project, Russia will have to adapt to a new market where it will not provide gas delivery to end users, Aleksey Miller, the head of Gazprom said in an interview confirming South Stream will not be resumed. Russia’s Gazprom energy giant has given up the long-cherished South Stream gas pipeline to Europe because of the EU blocking its realization with the Third Energy... 

Bankster Lobbyists Try to Sneak Derivatives Bailout in Budget Legislation

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More evidence Congress is a subsidiary of Wall Street and the banks. On Friday Michael Krieger, the editor of Liberty Blitzkrieg, wrote about a behind the scenes effort by banksters to include a provision in government funding legislation that would make the Federal Deposit Corporation responsible for financial derivatives losses. Last October, Krieger wrote about a similar push to put American taxpayers... 

National independence under attack - Hungary's PM answers McCain's remarks

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Hungary’s national sovereignty had come under US attack said the country’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban after Senator John McCain earlier criticized Budapest’s relations with Moscow and called the top official a “neo-fascist dictator.” “Hungary’s national independence is under attack here,” said Orban speaking on state Kossuth Radio on Friday. The prime minister added that... 

Argentina state workers protest against low pay

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Argentinean state workers have gathered in the capital, Buenos Aires, in protest against low pay, Press TV reports. The demonstrators have also been demanding an end to labor taxes and an emergency year-end bonus. “Federal workers from all Argentinean provinces, we are the pride of this country as we defended it in the darkest time … in the 90s. We are still standing and we will continue our fight... 

Russia forced to withdraw from South Stream project due to EU stance

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in the Presidential Palace in Ankara December 1, 2014. Russia is forced to withdraw from the South Stream project due to the EU’s unwillingness to support the pipeline, and gas flows will be redirected to other customers, Vladimir Putin said after talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “We... 

US Fires Nuclear Missiles As Saudi Secret Deal Backfires

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An interesting Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today on Moscow’s agreement to follow the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decision not to cut oil output says this action was met by an Obama regime “temper tantrum” resulting in the launching of three US Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM) towards the Federations far eastern... 

British NHS staff stage mass protest

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Britain’s National Health Service workers have staged a mass walkout over a pay dispute with the government. Over 400,000 NHS workers, including midwives, nurses, radiographers and psychiatric staff, have taken action as part of an ongoing battle with the government over pay. The strikes follow a government decision to reject a proposed 1 percent pay rise. Four hours of industrial action began at... 

Teachers protest against education cuts in Hungary

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Demonstrators gather on the Kossuth Square in front of the Hungarian Parliament building during an anti-government demonstration, called Day of Public Outcry in Budapest, Hungary, November. 17, 2014. Thousands of Hungarian teachers have staged an anti-government protest in the capital Budapest to call for dialogue on education reforms and a halt to funding cuts. Some 2,000 teachers said on Saturday... 

Police pepper sprays protest in Germany as activists storm new EU central bank HQ

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German police used pepper spray and clashed with anti-EU protesters, who stormed and vandalized the new European Central Bank building, which is under construction now in central Frankfurt. Calling themselves Blockupy, thousands of activists gathered in the city center on Saturday and marched to the goal of their protest, the new ECB office, which is to be inaugurated next March. The cost of the new... 

Half of UK councils face financial collapse

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Half the UK’s local councils are at risk of collapse, the government’s official auditor has said, warning that one in six may be unable to provide basic services this year. The warning comes after severe cuts in national government funding. In a report produced by the government’s official auditor, the National Audit Office (NAO) on Wednesday, 52 percent of councils were said to be at risk of... 

Massive anti-corruption rally held in Budapest

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Demonstrators gather on the Kossuth Square in front of the Hungarian Parliament building during an anti-government demonstration, called Day of Public Outcry in Budapest, Hungary, November. 17, 2014. Over 10,000 Hungarians staged a protest in the country’s capital Budapest, calling for the ouster of the head of the tax authority and greater accountability from the government. Monday’s demonstration,... 

2.5 million children in US homeless

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A record 2.5 million children were homeless across the US in 2013, a new report says. A new report says a record 2.5 million children, nearly one child in every 30, were homeless across the United States in 2013. The report issued by the National Center on Family Homelessness on Monday showed an 8 percent increase in homeless children compared to 2012. “When you look at the resources and where they’ve... 
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